The Most Important Thing Right Now

Action alert from One Iowa Action.  One Iowa Action works to preserve and advance the rights of LGBTQ Iowans through grassroots efforts, policy work, voter education, and advocacy. Follow One Iowa Action on Facebook and Twitter

The next few weeks could determine the fairness of Iowa’s electoral system for the next decade.

Yesterday, the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency revealed its first proposal for Iowa’s new political districts. This proposal is politically neutral and follows strict guidelines put into place that make Iowa unique in its redistricting process. We think this process is fair and we need you to speak out in favor of it. There are public hearings scheduled for September 20, 21, and 22 as well as the ability to leave written comments in favor of the proposal.

Sign up to speak or leave a written comment in support of non-partisan maps today. 

Unfortunately neutrality is not always guaranteed. If the majority in the legislature decides to vote down the first map, a second must be drawn, which again will be politically neutral. However, if the second is rejected as well, the third map can be amended and subject to partisan calculation. We need to ensure it the process remains free of political calculation.

You can help by signing up to testify in favor of the fair maps today.

Redistricting is complicated, but advocating for fair, non-partisan maps is easy. Don’t know what to say? We’re happy to help! Shoot Keenan an email at keenan@oneiowa.org and we can help you write testimony or review what you’ve already written.

Don’t sit this one out. We never want to end up in a situation where legislators are picking their voters rather than the other way around. Fair maps ensure representation for all.

Speak up today and help keep Iowa’s elections fair for the next decade. 

Thank you for fighting for LGBTQ Iowans.

Sincerely,
Courtney Reyes
One Iowa Action Executive Director

One Iowa Action
oneiowaaction.org
950 Office Park Rd
Ste. 240
West Des Moines, IA 50265
United States
515-288-4019
action@oneiowa.org

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